Eating well in pregnancy
How to eat well in pregnancy, free vitamin D for adults and children, help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start scheme) and free fruit and veg in Southwark.
Get information from the NHS on how to have a healthy pregnancy.
Eating a healthy and varied diet while you're pregnant will give you and your baby most of the nutrients you both need. View the guidance to a healthy diet in pregnancy.
When you're pregnant, you will need to take extra vitamins like folic acid and vitamin D. You can find out more about vitamins and supplements recommended during pregnancy.
Free vitamin D scheme for mums and children
We need vitamin D to keep our bones and muscles healthy. Our bodies make most of our vitamin D when we're exposed to sunlight. During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been staying at home more. This means we may have less vitamin D than we need. Adults and children over 4 are advised to take a daily 10 microgram vitamin D supplement to protect their musculoskeletal health.
Pregnant women, new mums and children under four can get free vitamin D supplements.
Find out how you can get help to buy fruit and vegetables during your pregnancy.
Page last updated: 30 May 2023